New Lecture Series (we are planning on doing more of these in 2014)
You and your guests are invited to register to attend this next session of our ongoing Creativity in Business Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman.
Cost is $35, which includes copy of new book. All this is done through Rotman link below.
We’ll introduce our guest speaker, Seung Chan Lim; Designer and Engineer; Author, Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making (May 2013). For approximately 40 minutes, Seung give a presentation titled, “How and Why Realizing Empathy is the Driver/Enabler for the Creative Process,” based in part on Seung’s new book.
BOOK SYNPOSIS: Do you think that art is self-indulgent and has no function? Or that craft is outdated? That's what the author thought. Especially so as a designer, given that most have been distancing themselves from artists and craftsmen since the industrial revolution. But after spending 4 years exploring the very disciplines of craft as well as the visual and performing arts, the author came to the realization that he had completely misunderstood the two disciplines. Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making, is a book that analyzes and reflects on the author's embodied research into the disciplines of craft as well as the visual and performing arts, to tell the story of how realizing empathy is the heart of the creative process we call 'making.' Through this exploration, the author also blends together his experiences in computer science and human-centered design to investigate both the ethics of our relationship to computer technology as well as the necessary and sufficient conditions required for facilitating empathic conversations in our human-to-human as well as human-to-machine interactions.
If time permits, audience Q&A will follow. The session will adjourn by 6pm.
REGISTRATION FEE: $35.00 plus 5% HST (includes the session and 1 copy of Realizing Empathy)
TO ATTEND: Pre-registration is mandatory please sign up here or visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca/events. Space is limited
If you are RSVPing, it means you've gone online to Rotman and bought a ticket ($35 +5%HST)
Much more info on presenter and his research and background...looks really interesting for us interested in this topic